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How to Decorate for Fall With Flowers

A new season means new opportunities to decorate. Add a floral centerpiece to your dining room table and a few fall flower arrangements around the living room and it will feel like you have redecorated your home! Here are some easy ways to incorporate beautiful fall flowers and the shades of the season into your home decorations.

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Top 5 Types of Holiday Wreaths For The Front Door

Grapevine Wreath from Floral Depot

Grapevine Wreath

1.  Grapevine wreaths refers to the type of material intertwined to form these wreaths. Grapevine wreaths commonly form lovely bases for other wreaths such as Christmas wreaths. Though a bit plain by themselves, grapevine wreaths can stand alone if desired. They can also be decorated with many other accessories to form a completely different wreath for every occasion. To get started on the holiday cheer early this year, contact your local florist for grapevine wreaths and many other interesting designs.

2.  Bottle brush wreaths are those dark blue-green wreaths that look (and feel) like one could scrub the holiday dishes with the material. The very coarse plastic material keeps bottle brush wreaths in the top 5 because of the durability of these wreaths. They can be sprayed with fake snow for a wintry look, decorated with ornaments for a festive look, or left alone to add some warm color to the gloomy gray days of winter.

Flower Shop Network Festive Holiday Wreath

Flower Shop Network Festive Holiday Wreath

3.  Christmas wreaths or swags are hands down the most popular holiday wreath for the front door ever. Usually formed of a decorated grapevine wreath, festive Christmas wreaths can be made of a variety of materials but always form the treasured look of Christmas. These wreaths greet passengers with holiday cheer, transforming the home into a warm holiday gathering place.

4.  Vintage ornament wreaths are just what the name implies–made of ornaments. Colorful ornaments of all shapes, sizes and colors are attached to form a very fun and festive holiday decoration. Ornament wreaths are also fun to make with older children who enjoy helping operate a glue gun or tube of super glue.

5.  Floral wreaths cannot be left out of any top 5 wreath list. It’s just not right. Floral wreaths are the amazing decorations formed entirely of different flowers woven together. These are great holiday gift ideas for people who adore flowers such as gardeners, florists and others.

Where to Find Suppliers of Wholesale Wreaths and Swags


Hi Lauren:
Here is where I would start: FGmarket is a directory for wholesalers who supply florists and gift retailers. They have a several natural, dried and preserved wreath suppliers and several garland suppliers as well as fresh wreath and swag wholesalers. From the FGmarket site you will be able to link to many of their sites and view their wholesale products. You will, also, be able to contact the suppliers directly to discuss pricing and to get their catalogs. Several of the wholesalers have specials and promotions shown only on FGmarket – an added benefit to using FGmarket. I know several people who have found Fgmarket to be extremely helpful in finding sources for the products they need. I have review many of the products carried by these wholesalers; finding interesting and quality products. I think you will be able to find just what you are needing. Good luck.

How to Make an Advent Wreath

Last Sunday was the first day of Advent. At church, I wove greenery through the circular base of our Advent candle stand to create the look of a wreath. Advent wreaths consisting of winter greenery and 4 candles are used to honor the advent season. Many of our parishioners use Advent wreaths in their homes, as well. After answering the question “how are Advent wreaths made?”, I decided to share my answer with all of you.

How to Make an Advent Wreath.

Keep in mind Advent wreaths are always horizontal. To make an Advent wreath you will need the following items:

  • Fresh Christmas greenery – balsam fir, cedar, holly, juniper, noble fir or white pine.
  • Wreath form containing oasis (floral foam).
  • Bowl or Saucer big enough to hold wreath form (optional).
  • Floral tape.
  • Floral wire.
  • 3 purple candles.
  • 1 rose Candle.
  • Pine cones (optional).
  • Bows (optional).
  • Red berries (optional).

Begin by soaking the oasis in warm water until fully saturated. Measure and mark the position for each candle. Place the candles in position (you may have to cut some of the oasis to stabilize the candles). Once the candles are in place, insert the greenery into the oasis; positioning the greenery until the entire oasis is covered. Once the greenery is in place you can attach the extra embellishments using the floral tape and wire to secure the items. Keep the oasis moist by adding a little water each day. Never leave the candles burning without supervision – if the candles burn too low the greenery might burn.A simpler way to make an Advent wreath is to purchase a greenery wreath (a pre-made wreath containing only greenery). Add the candles and any other embellishments to the wreath securing them with floral tape and wire.

Easier way to make an Advent wreath is to purchase a greenery wreath (a wreath that contains greenery only) and add the candles and other embellishments.

Simplest way to make an Advent Wreath contact your local florist and let them do all the work.